​Bridge Maintenance and Inspections

There are nearly 13,000 bridges in Louisiana, approximately 7,900 state-owned and 5,000 locally owned. DOTD is responsible for performing inspections on all of these bridges at least every two years, or more frequently if deemed necessary.

During an inspection, DOTD's bridge inspectors examine various elements of a bridge such as the bridge’s substructure (piers, columns, etc.), superstructure (girders, trusses, etc.) and decking (roadway surface, bridge rails, etc.).

DOTD’s first priority is always safety, and we continue to inspect bridges around the state to make sure that they are safe for the public’s use.

If there is a significant condition change, the frequency of inspection is increased; load limits posted and/or bridges are closed as appropriate.

If a bridge is deemed unsafe during an inspection, DOTD will close it until it can be repaired or replaced.  

Inspection Software:

InspectX: https://ladotd-ixmultiasset.biprod.cloud/


 DOTD Contacts WS


225-379-1500Bridge Maintenance Administrator
225-379-1329Bridge Inspection Engineer
225-379-1962Facilities & Movable Bridges Maintenance Manager
225-379-1741Bridge Load Rating Engineer
District Bridge Engineers - List / Map​

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​​District Bridge Engineers

DAVID BRASSET 504-437-3112 Dist 02 Bridge Engineer (New Orleans)
DARRELL DEVILLE 337-262-6123 Dist 03 Bridge Engineer (Lafayette)
JOSHUA BEDGOOD 318-549-8324 Dist 04 Bridge Engineer (Shreveport)
JOSEPH HICKS 318-342-0137 Dist 05 Bridge Engineer (Monroe)
DEREK DOMINGUE 337-437-9143 Dist 07 Bridge Engineer (Lake Charles)
LANCE BROOM 318-561-5184 Dist 08 Bridge Engineer (Alexandria)
DEREK PARKER 318-412-3102 Dist 58 Bridge Engineer (Chase)
THADDAEUS MANUEL 225-231-4161 Dist 61 Bridge Engineer (Baton Rouge)
CALEB HARPER 985-375-0221 Dist 62 Bridge Engineer (Hammond)